The Michigan Community College Association hosted its annual awards luncheon honoring Michigan community college honor students on March 14, at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing.
Sixty-nine students from 25 Michigan community colleges were recognized for being named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Michigan Academic Team.
Nominees from West Shore Community College were Eric Quick and Duran Navarro. They were selected based on academic achievement, community service involvement and leadership accomplishments.
Dr. Kojo Quartey, the president of Monroe County Community College, in Monroe, Mich., was the luncheon speaker.
Phi Theta Kappa’s All-State recognition programs are conducted in 32 states. All-state team members have the opportunity to be named to the All-USA Team, and may receive stipends from USA Today and Coca-Cola.
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, MS, is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,275 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States and throughout the world. More than two million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 100,000 students inducted annually.
WSCC launched a PTK chapter in 1992, and through chapter and individual projects, members continue to serve the college and community.